DuPage Medical Group Performs First Endoscopic Microdiscectomy Procedure at Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC)

DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG), the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois, suc­cess­ful­ly per­formed their first endo­scop­ic microdis­cec­to­my pro­ce­dure to repair a her­ni­at­ed disc at their Ambu­la­to­ry Sur­gi­cal Cen­ter (ASC) in West­mont, Ill. 

The DuPage Med­ical Group Surgery Cen­ter West­mont facil­i­ty pro­vides patients access to lead­ing-edge out­pa­tient orthopaedic and spine surgery pro­ce­dures with­out requir­ing a hos­pi­tal stay. Lever­ag­ing tech­nol­o­gy to dri­ve inno­va­tion, DMG spine sur­geon, Dr. Ashish Patel, per­formed the first endo­scop­ic microdis­cec­to­my at the ASC, enabling his patient to safe­ly under­go surgery and return home just a few hours later. 

Patients under­go­ing endo­scop­ic microdis­cec­to­my pro­ce­dures to treat her­ni­at­ed discs can expe­ri­ence sev­er­al ben­e­fits. When oper­at­ing, Dr. Patel uses advanced tech­nol­o­gy and small­er inci­sions, giv­ing him increased visu­al­iza­tion to the spinal canal and nerves while min­i­miz­ing patients’ risk of mus­cle dam­age. After surgery, patients can safe­ly return home the same day. They also expe­ri­ence reduced pain and dis­com­fort, decreased blood loss, less risk of infec­tion and a short­ened recov­ery time, help­ing them return to nor­mal activ­i­ties faster. 

Same day endo­scop­ic microdis­cec­to­my pro­ce­dures are ben­e­fi­cial for patients need­ing her­ni­at­ed disc repairs,” said Dr. Ashish Patel, DMG spine sur­geon. One of the main advan­tages is that patients expe­ri­ence reduced trau­ma to their sur­round­ing tis­sues and lig­a­ments due to the sur­gi­cal tech­nique, enabling them to return home the same day and expe­ri­ence a faster recov­ery after surgery.” 

Today, patients are seek­ing acces­si­ble, inno­v­a­tive care,” said Dr. P. Ron­jon Paul, Spine Surgery Chair­man at DMG. By offer­ing endo­scop­ic microdis­cec­to­my pro­ce­dures at our West­mont ASC, we can pro­vide our spine patients a less-inva­sive treat­ment option and pre­serve their spinal mobility.” 

The DuPage Med­ical Group Surgery Cen­ter West­mont opened in Jan­u­ary 2021 to pro­vide patients with out­pa­tient orthopaedic and spine sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures. The ASC is one of three DMG sur­gi­cal cen­ters to offer the lat­est and most advanced tech­nol­o­gy and sur­gi­cal techniques.

Cur­rent­ly, endo­scop­ic microdis­cec­tomies are per­formed at the ASC, with plans for addi­tion­al endo­scop­ic spinal surg­eries in the future. Dr. Patel sees adult patients in Bloom­ing­dale and Naperville. Patients can sched­ule an appoint­ment by call­ing (630) 967‑2225.

To learn more about DMG’s spine surgery ser­vices, vis­it www.dupagemed​ical​group​.com/​s​e​r​v​i​c​e​s​/​spine-surgery.

About DuPage Med­ical Group 

DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois with more than 750 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians in over 100 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions. For more than 20 years, DMG has focused on mak­ing health­care bet­ter for its patients and com­mu­ni­ties by offer­ing high qual­i­ty, com­pas­sion­ate health­care. As a physi­cian-led orga­ni­za­tion, DMG’s physi­cians work togeth­er – uti­liz­ing lead­ing-edge tech­nol­o­gy and inno­v­a­tive treat­ment options – to ensure that each patient receives acces­si­ble and effi­cient health­care. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.dupagemed​ical​group​.com.